Simple Gifts

Today we reflect on the virtue of simplicity through the words of the Shaker song Simple Gifts by Joseph Brackett.

Simple Gifts by Joseph Brackett

You may recognize the song’s familiar tune, a central motif in Aaron Copeland’s composition Appalachian Spring.

Brackett wrote Simple Gifts in 1848.
Is simplicity still a virtue today? How so?

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  1. My mom used to sing this all the time. What a fond memory. I’m trying to embrace simplicity. I do believe it’s a gift!